The National Grants Management Association is a growing membership organization, providing benefits and services to support highly specialized, full-lifecycle grant management professionals. NGMA is an internationally recognized credentialing agency, certifying grant managers in content expertise. In recent years NGMA has grown to 22 chapters, and has more than 1890 members located all over the world.
The Executive Director, under the direction of the Board of Directors, provides leadership, development strategies, organizational development, financial oversight, and supervises all programs, projects, and administrative activities of NGMA. The Executive Director is responsible for NGMA’s development and growth and advises and regularly updates the Board of Directors regarding membership needs, growth opportunities, and all other areas associated with NGMA’s mission to ensure the goals and objectives are achieved in a timely manner.
Provides organizational leadership and ensures alignment with the strategic direction of NGMA.
Liaison to the Board of Directors to identify, implement, and accomplish organizational goals and objectives.
Leads and establishes partnership with the Director of Operations to ensure projects and programs meet organizational goals and objectives.
Ensures all policy and program decisions are executed in accordance with the Bylaws.
Provides leadership to ensure the organization supports and advocates membership involvement and input.
Ensures the integrity, responsibility, and accountability of the association decision-making.
Creates and maintains a positive, collaborative culture to support NGMA staff and volunteers and promotes a successful remote working environment.
Oversees a sound, cost-effective, and efficient staff organizational structure.
Partners with the Director of Operations to implement and execute personnel changes, including oversight of hiring, supervision, and performance management activities.
Provides oversight to the Director of Operations to ensure that staff duties, responsibilities, and performance standards are clearly defined.
Assures that all staff projects and activities are implemented in accordance with NGMA goals and objectives.
Clearly communicates goals, strategies, feedback, and new ideas for NGMA activities so that the Director of Operations can conduct resource and gap analysis and make recommendations for operationalizing new ideas.
Communicates effectively with NGMA’s Board of Directors, committee chairs, partners, special interest groups, chapters, and stakeholders.
Partners with the Director of Operations to communicate NGMA needs to legal counsel, accountants, and contracted vendors and consultants regarding projects.
Represents NGMA at community, interagency, social, and professional functions at the local and national level for the purpose of promoting NGMA, its goals and objectives.
Provides leadership to ensure organizational compliance with fiscal policies and procedures.
Monitors policies and programming to assure that all activities are soundly administered and managed.
Assists the Treasurer and Finance Committee in preparation of the annual budget.
Evaluates cost/benefit project information in partnership with the Director of Operations and makes appropriate financial recommendations to the Board.
Project Planning and Coordination
Sets benchmarks for measuring the success of organization programs and projects and provides periodic status updates to the staff and/or Board of Directors.
Provides executive oversight of budgets, timelines, and planning templates for project management.
Relationships and Partnerships
Consults with the Director of Operations on management of vendor and consultant relationships and reviews contracts with all outside agencies to ensure the agreements are in the best interest of NGMA. The Executive Director has contractual signing authority.
Builds and sustains relationships and partnerships with internal and external groups including Board of Directors, CAPP partners, chapter and committee chairs, federal and state government agencies, and other interested parties in grants management.
Provides leadership as NGMA’s representative on grant management advisory groups, committees, boards, and other formal organizations whose purpose is to improve or propose changes to grants management requirements, legislation or procedures.
NGMA is a remote organization, based out of Sterling, VA. Applicants must live within 45 miles of Washington, DC and be able to work full-time from their home and regularly travel to meetings in the MD/VA/DC area. Applicants must also be willing to travel outside of the region up to 20% of the year.
Professional Experience / Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will be a creative and an innovative leader, with a minimum of 5 years executive leadership experience at a national or global nonprofit association or more than 5 years demonstrated executive leadership experience in grants management.
Demonstrated track record of success and proven management and financial business acumen within an organization of similar or larger scale and complexity.
Integrity and honesty in all actions and words, to serve as a role model for all association staff members and constituents.
As a global association, the NGMA Executive Director must have the required knowledge base to drive its international growth.
Can quickly separate the mission-critical from other requests and understands the importance of mission-critical activities.
Presents effectively and has the ability to engage various audiences.
Negotiates skillfully to achieve a fair outcome for NGMA and other key stakeholders.
Demonstrates a level of high integrity.
Education and Credentials:
The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in business or other pertinent degrees.
A Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation, Certified Grants Management Specialist (CGMS) credential, or a master’s degree will be considered a plus.
We value our employees’ time and efforts and we work to maintain the best possible environment, where people can learn and grow with the company. We also strive to provide a collaborative, creative atmosphere so that each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by a competitive salary and a benefits package that includes the following:
Simple IRA plan including 2% salary contribution from NGMA
Four weeks’ PTO
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, beginning 5/17. To apply, submit a resume and letter of interest to email@example.com
About National Grants Management Association
The National Grants Management Association (NGMA) is recognized throughout the grants management industry as THE membership association leader providing tools and resources for grants professionals to support and maintain high levels of grants management competency and to establish standards of excellence for grants managers.